Colorado Supreme Court Disqualifies Trump from 2024 Ballots Over Capitol Riot

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Former President Trump faces a significant setback as the Colorado Supreme Court, in a narrow 4-3 decision, bars him from featuring on the state’s 2024 ballots, citing his alleged involvement in the Capitol riot.

Trump Barred Under 14th Amendment

In a significant legal development, the Colorado Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling, has disqualified former President Trump from appearing on the state’s ballots in 2024. The decision, rooted in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, is a response to Trump’s alleged involvement in the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.

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Trump Campaign Responds

While the ruling is stayed until January 4 due to expected appeals, Trump’s campaign has vehemently contested the decision. A statement from Trump Campaign Spokesman Steven Cheung calls the ruling flawed and promises swift action, including an appeal to the United States Supreme Court.

The ruling, hinged on the 14th Amendment, reveals the court’s careful consideration of the legal implications surrounding Trump’s role in the Capitol riot. Despite three justices dissenting, the majority emphasizes the solemn duty to apply the law without favor, acknowledging the weight of the decision.

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In response, Trump, during a speech in Iowa, did not directly address the ruling but accused opponents of desperate measures to impede his political comeback. Trump Campaign Spokesman Steven Cheung issued a statement, expressing no surprise at the decision and framing it as an attempt to interfere in the election.

The legal battle over Trump’s eligibility on the ballot is far from over, with an appeal expected to be filed swiftly, reaching the United States Supreme Court. This adds to a series of disqualification lawsuits pending in multiple states, intensifying the controversy surrounding Trump’s political future.

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